Congressman John Shimkus

Representing the 15th District of Illinois


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Jan 7, 2019 Press Release
The congressman’s district offices will collect valentines for distribution throughout the region to veterans and those currently serving in the military.
Nov 28, 2018 Press Release
"I am happy that the hard work of so many people of both sides of the Wabash is about to come to fruition," said Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15), whose district includes the Illinois portion of the bridge.
Nov 21, 2018 Press Release
“The draft legislation we are sharing today enables a transition to 21st century vehicle drivetrains by bringing together both new ideas and technologies as well as long-sought reforms to existing policies,” the congressmen added. “This sets the stage to modernize federal polices and deliver a new generation of more efficient and cost-effective vehicles and engines and fuels for American consumers. We appreciate the stakeholders who have engaged in this effort and look forward to continuing to improve upon the policies and legislative language we’ve put forward for consideration and discussion.”
Nov 5, 2018 Press Release
Shimkus added that his office can assist with these grants as well as other federal grant program applications.
Oct 1, 2018 Press Release
Congressman Shimkus today announced a USDA Rural Development Grant of $682,800 to help complete construction of a water treatment plant in Wayne City.
Sep 27, 2018 Press Release
Congressman John Shimkus announced today that John and Robin Chomko of Collinsville have been honored by the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute in Washington, DC as 2018 Angels in Adoption.
Sep 25, 2018 Press Release
Congressman John Shimkus says Republican policies are helping boost household income in central and southern Illinois.
Sep 14, 2018 Press Release
"Since its start, St. Lawrence has had a strong presence in Greenville and been a focal point for the religious and spiritual needs of the community," Shimkus said. "I want to wish its pastor, Father Alan Hunter, and parishioners of St. Lawrence Catholic Church, the very best as they celebrate 150 years of service."
Sep 14, 2018 Press Release
Congressman Shimkus today announced federal investments in Richland, Wabash, and Edwards Counties totaling $567,620.
Sep 14, 2018 Press Release
The funds may be used to purchase new emergency vehicles, including pumpers, brush trucks, tankers, rescue vehicles, or ambulances.